Blagojevich Aide Pleads Guilty

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Posted: Jul 08, 2009 4:07 PM
John Harris, the last chief of staff to former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich (D), pleaded guilty today to a single count of wire fraud in federal court.  The Chicago Tribune is reporting Harris "agreed to cooperate in the federal probe against his former boss in return for a recommended prison term of just under three years."

"Harris was accused of aiding some of the former governor's efforts to leverage the powers of his office in exchange for favors and campaign contributions. Among the accusations against Blagojevich is that he attempted to sell the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama."